CFP: Warfare in Antiquity: Approaches and Controversies

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Call for Papers
Warfare in Antiquity: Approaches and Controversies

August 12-13th 2011 in University College Dublin, Ireland

The study of ancient warfare is a broad and well established subject that stretches across a range of disciplines. However, persistent controversies regarding interpretations of and approaches to the subject matter remain. In light of this and in celebration of the recent 2,500 year anniversary of the battle of Marathon, the UCD Schools of Archaeology and Classics will be co-hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference entitled ‘Warfare in Antiquity: Approaches and Controversies’ .

The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas on current approaches and controversies regarding the study of ancient warfare. The conference is aimed equally at postgraduate students, early career researchers and established academics. There are no specific spatial or temporal parameters regarding the subject matter of papers, although it is anticipated that contributions will focus on the Mediterranean basin and North Western Europe from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity.

Proposals/abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be sent to warfare.antiquity AT

The deadline for submission of proposals is June 18th, 2011.

For more information contact Peter Myler or Kevin de Groote at:

Peter.myler AT

99802686 AT

CONF: What Catullus Wrote

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What Catullus Wrote. An international conference on the poems of C.
Valerius Catullus

20-21 May 2011. Center for Advanced Studies,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany

Speakers include:

Giuseppe Gilberto Biondi (Parma): Catullo, Sabellico (e dintorni) e …
Giorgio Pasquali
David Butterfield (Cambridge): ‘cui uideberis bella’: the influence of
Baehrens and Housman on the text of Catullus
Julia Haig Gaisser (Bryn Mawr): Pontano’s Catullus
Stephen Heyworth (Oxford): Problems in Catullus 45, 62 and 67
Daniel Kiss (Munich): The lost Codex Veronensis and its descendants:
Catullus’ manuscript tradition
David S. McKie (Cambridge): Catullus 64.323-381: the song of the Fates
Antonio Ramirez de Verger (Huelva): Catullus and Nicolaus Heinsius
Gail Trimble (Cambridge): Textual problems in Catullus 64: the task of the

The full programme is online at

CONF: Ancient Aesthetics and Social Class Conference

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This conference, organised jointly by King’s College London Classics

Department and the Centre for the Reception of Greece & Rome at Royal
Holloway, will take place on July 5th-6th 2011 in Room G 22/26 at the
Institute of Classical Studies in Senate House, Malet St, London. The room
holds only 60, including speakers, so early registration is advisable.

The conference will open at 9.30 a.m. on the 5th. The conference fee, which
covers refreshments, is £20 per day or £40 for both days; there is no
reduced fee, but thanks to the generosity of the Classical Association and
the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies there are ten full-fee
two-day bursaries available for postgraduate students. To register, please
send a cheque made out to *King’s College London* to Professor William
Fitzgerald, Dept. of Classics, King’s College, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
(William.Fitzgerald AT To apply for a bursary, please apply to him
by email including the name of your supervisor, affiliation, and research topic.

July 5th
10.30 David Konstan (NYU) Beauty and the Best
11.45 C.J. Rowe (Durham) Social Class and the Idea of Beauty in Plato
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Penelope Murray (formerly Warwick)Inspiration, Craft and Elitism:
Why is There no Muse of Painting?
15.00 Page duBois (UC San Diego) The Aesthetics of Slavery
16.00 Tea
16.30 Thomas Habinek (USC) The Radical Potential of Classical Aesthetics
1800 Drinks Reception
1900 Speakers’ Dinner

July 6th
0930 Pavlos Avlamis (Princeton)Aesop, the Everyday, and Urban Promiscuity
in Imperial Greek literature
1030 Coffee
1100 Alison Sharrock (Manchester) Arachne and Thersites: Genre and
Social Class
1200 Vicky Rimell (Rome, La Sapienza) Latin Literature and the Aesthetics
of the Crowd
1300 Lunch
1400 Joy Connolly (NYU) Freedom, Nobility, and the Sublime from Cicero to
1500 Katherine Harloe (Reading) Class and the Genesis of Aesthetic
1600 Tea
1630 Round Table Discussion chaired by William Fitzgerald (KCL) and
Edith Hall (RHUL)
1800 Close